Simply put, phlebitis is inflammation of the vein walls. It produces pain, swelling and redness. Both superficial and deep veins can develop inflammation, which is often caused by things like varicose veins, blood clots or other types of vein injury. Superficial phlebitis is best relieved with treatment of your varicose veins, in addition to warm compresses, anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and compression stockings.
There are now state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive treatments available to help close varicose veins without removing them. These treatments help improve blood flow and alleviate symptoms, so you can start looking and feeling great again.